⛵ Youth exchange: Intuitive Literate

📌 Location: Kennington, United Kingdom

⏰ Dates:

Phase #1: 24 February – 4 March 2023
Phase #2: 11 – 19 April 2023

👣 Number of participants: 37 participants

🏁 Participating countries: UK, Lithuania, Greece, Poland, Bulgaria, Latvia, Czech Republic

🚲 Organizer: Abroadship.org

🍇 Apply here: Application form

📱Inquiries about this youth exchange: Justinas at hello@abroadship.org

💰💶 Costs: 

  • 100% accommodation, food and program materials are covered by the grant from Erasmus+
  • 80% traveling costs (only the most economical – no first class, no taxi, no special seats, insurances, etc) are covered, up to the maximum expenses:
    • €20/participant for UK;
    • €275/participant for Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Czech Republic
    • €360/participant for Greece, Bulgaria
  • For traveling reimbursement, it is mandatory:
    • online tickets: forward emails with e-tickets, boarding passes and invoices, it has to contain price and date.
    • offline tickets: bring original receipts (originals), copies will not be accepted.
  • Reimbursements will be sent as soon as possible, latest 30 June 2023, once (and if) participants take part in
    • full duration of the programme
    • fill the evaluation forms
    • present all the traveling documents

Intuitive Literate

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Every day we face plenty of decisions (some sources estimate that an average adult makes more than 35 thousand decisions each day). Some of them are small, some of them are big, and some of them are life-changing. In school (and often later in life), we’re instructed to listen to the voice of reason (the teacher / authority / the system) and to do as we’re told, and consequently to ignore our heart, our gut feeling that is sometimes called INTUITION.

We learn to make decisions based on the rational, economical mind. This approach is arising from safety, carefulness and logic. It is this approach which is creating the exclusion in society: the fear from immigrants, the annoyance from disabled people, putting kids with learning disabilities to special classes so they are not slowing down “the normal” kids. By recalling our gentle side, we learn to make decisions which doesn’t seem to be economically logical (e.g. spending free time in support to charity, community meeting, playing with kids, etc.), but which brings happiness to our life and to the life of the others.

INTUITIVE thinking (especially working in tandem with analytical thinking) is positively associated not only with better, faster and more accurate decision-making processes but also with happiness and a sense of autonomy and freedom. This is why it’s important–and today probably more than ever–to connect to our intuition and to exercise it.

Goals and Objectives

  • To explore the concept of intuition and its components, both conceptually and practically
  • To foster a deeper connection to ourselves and others
  • To explore ways to self empowerment
  • To explore tools for dealing with adversity (emotional, social and spiritual) in order to build resilience and confidence
  • Increase active citizenship and social inclusion – as intuition can be applied to all mankind with no difference of particular labels
  • Increasing solidarity – as intuition raises the level of empathy and finds out original solutions to many problems

Suppose that I had two choices in front of me—a life in which all people like me, and a life in which there are people who dislike me—and I was told to choose one. I would choose the latter without a second thought. Before being concerned with what others think of me, I want to follow through with my own being. That is to say, I want to live in freedom.”  Ichiro Kishimi, Fumitake Koga, The Courage to be Disliked

Who Should Attend

  • You have the motivation, openness, curiosity and courage to explore the unknown (new and unusual ideas and forms of communication, movement and self-explorations)
  • You enjoy deep conversations, both giving and receiving
  • You are looking for opportunities to test yourself as a leader and facilitator
  • Resident of UK, Lithuania, Greece, Poland, Bulgaria, Latvia, Czech Republic
  • Able to work and communicate in English
  • You are 18-30 years old (except leaders, who can be of any age)

Priority will be given:

  • to young people who have fewer opportunities to be engaged in such projects.
  • participants of previous Abroadship.org projects

Delivery Style

  • “Learning by experience” – learning from experiencing different activities and putting them into practice;
  • “Learning to play, playing to learn” – connected with learning through games, from actions and playful environment;
  • “Learning through movement” – learning while being in movement
  • “Learning with nature” – being aware of the environment and its stimulus to brains, mental and physical condition

Programme of Intuitive Literate

Structure:

08:00 Breakfast

09:30 1st session

11:00 Tea break

11:30 2nd session

13:00 Lunch

15:00 3rd session

16:30 Tea break

17:00 4th session

18:30 Reflection groups

19:00 Dinner

Evening programme will be organised all together :)

Sessions are subject to change: Getting to know each other, Team building, Intuition and empathy, Intuition and freedom, intuition and movement, Intuition and art, impro, Open space, Evaluation, Erasmus+, Youthpass

Methods used

  • Working with peers (we will be sharing, talking, listening, empowering)
  • Self-reflection (time alone thinking, assessing, writing and planning)
  • Nature based activities (being and working outside in nature)
  • Experiential learning (we will be playing, doing, testing, analyzing the experiences and listening to different perspectives)
  • Collaborative communication (a style of communication developed by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg)
  • Arts, theater (creating, playing, having fun, laughing)
  • Embodied and holistic learning (creating space for connecting through the body, physical state, emotions, feelings, energy, not only through the mind and thinking)
  • Intercultural sharings, learnings and reflection

Financial Costs

  • 100% accommodation, food and program materials are covered by the grant from Erasmus+
  • 80% traveling costs (only the most economical – no first class, no taxi, no special seats, insurances, etc) are covered, up to the maximum expenses:
    • €20/participant for UK;
    • €275/participant for Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Czech Republic
    • €360/participant for Greece, Bulgaria
  • For traveling reimbursement, it is mandatory:
    • online tickets: forward emails with e-tickets, boarding passes and invoices, it has to contain price and date.
    • offline tickets: bring original receipts (originals), copies will not be accepted.
  • Reimbursements will be sent as soon as possible, latest 30 June 2023, once (and if) participants take part in
    • full duration of the programme
    • fill the evaluation forms
    • present all the traveling documents

Where

It is England, baby! Since the UK chose BREXIT, this is one of the last Erasmus+ opportunities. Kingswood Grosvenor Hall place is 2 hours from London, set in the beautiful grounds of a former manor house. Find map of the location here.

When to Get There

Youth Exchange #1
Arrival Day: 24 February 2023
Programme: 25 February – 3 March 2023
Departure Day: 4 March 2023

Youth Exchange #2
Arrival Day: 11 April 2023
Programme: 12 – 18 April 2023
Departure Day: 19 April 2023\

 

Days allowed to stay in the UK: This is a great time to explore UK. We will not have a lot of free time during the programme, thus if you want to explore country, please arrange extra days. You are allowed to come max 7 days before the YE or leave after max 7 days after the YE, but the total amount of the days that are not part of the programme is max 7 days. If you decide to stay more than 7 days longer than the official programme, you will have to cover the traveling expenses yourself. If traveling on different than programme days is more expensive, you have to cover the difference, as the touristic reasons are not reimbursed. During these extra days, you have to find your own accommodation and no other expenses are covered (we will cover just flights on different days).

Practicals – What to (not) Bring

  • Comfortable shoes and clothing for outdoor and indoor activities (like longer walks and dancing).
  • Small backpack (not necessary, but very practical for the outdoor walks)
  • Towel and Hairdryer, if needed
  • Reusable water bottle, if you have one.
  • Passport is mandatory! EU ID cards are not accepted after BREXIT
  • Bring something from nature that you connect to (like a small rock, a pine cone or a dried leaf)
  • Medicines
  • Insurance – this is critical! Please bring European Health Card and Insure in other ways because we do not provide and are not liable for any incidents
  • Food and traditions to represent for intercultural evenings (no alcohol – it is strictly forbidden)

Weather

In February – March temperature in Grosvenor Hall ranges from 0 to 12 degrees, sunshine lasts ± 2 hours and of course of course of course (not so) beautiful rain (rains ± 10 out of 30 days) is a constant friend and a mandatory discussion subject in all conversations. 

Check the weather forecast here.

Medicine, Allergies and Diet

The food provided in the venue will be vegetarian. If you are vegan or have a special diet, let us know, indicating what you can and cannot eat, so that we can arrange suitable nutrition.

If you have an illness, physical limitations and/or use the medicine we need to know about, please let us know.

During the YE in order to maintain the place proper, clean and dignified, all the community will be asked to do carry household duties in small inter-cultural groups.

The training site is an alcohol free and drug free area. We believe that human beings can reach the utmost of their potential without consumption of substances.

 

How to Apply?

Fill this application form: https://forms.gle/35mdZGAWGzHZ8Sog6

In order to apply for Intuitive Literate, you must be over 18 years old and a citizen of one of the partner countries. Contact the partner organisation from the list below if you need any support.

Abroadship.org UK / Greece hello@abroadship.org
YOUTHub Bulgaria office@youthub.bg
Baltijas Regionalais Fonds Latvia info@brfonds.lv
Inovatyvi karta Lithuania inovatyvi.karta@gmail.com
INspire Czech Republic czechinspire@gmail.com
Sztukater Poland info@sztukater.pl

Visit Us

Abroadship.org is a platform for worldwide learning opportunities abroad. For information about this or other opportunities, any practical matters, please visit us at Abroadship.org or hello@abroadship.org